Helpful Social Media Articles

United Methodist Communications offers proven tips and tricks to grow and strengthen your ministry using social media.

Check out these specially selected articles to jump start or hone your social skills:

Five not-so-new but really important things to remember about social media

Four people-focused tips to increase your church's social media effectiveness

Facebook Groups could be really good for your church

Let's give Canva for nonprofits a test drive

Why social media advertising may be right for your church

How to respond when negativity hits your Facebook page 

Is there a place for your church on TikTok? 

What message works best on which social platform?

What's a social media calendar and why do you need one?

Why you need a social media comment policy

The symbol that inspires people to #act: #hashtags

How to encourage positive social interaction in the age of trolls and cyberbullies

Using Snapchat for ministry

Use Facebook ads to help make difficult church decisions

What to do when you're tired of Facebook

6 questions every church social media policy should answer

When is the best time to post to social networks?

Social media: Take a cue from John Wesley

Engaging in small group ministry on Facebook


Social media focused stories from UM News:


Commentary: Social media enables community around news

Social media takes disciple-making global

Ask The UMC: How can we livestream worship legally? 

Virtual worship is here for good 

Virus alters but does not stop Sunday worship 

Pandemic challenges music ministers, choirs  


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